"The end of all knowledge should be service to others." -César Chávez
How are our schools doing?
At P.S. 305, we believe in creating clarity around all elements of the education system, including academic performance and system-level governance. Our goal is to make information about our schools and the people who run them easily accessible to all people in Miami. We hope this fosters honest dialogue as a community about our system of schools.
P.S. 305 Original Resources
P.S. 305's Florida A-F School Grades Overview explains the 11 components by which schools are graded in Florida. One key takeaway is that schools are graded on a much less rigorous scale than students are, with only 62 percentage points needed to be designated as an 'A' school. Another highlight is that most of the components are related to standardized test results, including Florida's FSA exam.
P.S. 305's Testing Resource Guide for Parents and Educators is a compilation of useful resources for families and teachers to prepare for the standardized testing season. Click each title to connect directly to the resources listed.
GreatSchools.org provides information and ratings to help families nationally compare the performance of their schools and districts to other communities nationally. Click below to access what is essentially a Yelp review for Miami-Dade County Schools.
The new Know Your Florida School website allows families to search for their school and learn more about its academic performance. It breaks down the A-F score for each school and provides the name of the principal and other contact information. We recommend this tool for families who want to learn more about their child's school, as well as for families who are in the process of choosing a new school.
Visit the MDCPS Assessment, Research, and Data Analysis portal to learn more about academic achievement in Dade schools. This is a district-run department that monitors academic performance for schools across Dade County.
The Bush Center offers a State of Our Cities online tool which compare data from most major cities in the U.S. Compare Miami's performance to any other city in the country, and access basic information on academic outcomes, district trends, school finance, college and career pathways, school environments, early childhood, and more.
The Florida Department of Education offers the public access to data and information about all schools and districts in Florida. Use this resource to find information on instructional standards, assessments, adult education, exceptional student education, and more.